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HARBINGER DOWN : A Practical Creature FX Film

A project in Los Angeles, CA by Alec Gillis/ADI
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A sci-fi/horror film by Creature FX Designer Alec Gillis, that will celebrate Animatronics and Makeup FX . Help keep FX real!
Backers: 3066
Average Pledge Per Backer: $125

Funded: $384,181 of $350,000
Dates: May 8th -> Jun 7th (30 days)
Project By: Alec Gillis/ADI
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FUNDED! Now the journey begins...

June 7th - via: kickstarter.com
You did it, Harbies! Step one complete. It was touch and go there for awhile, but you pulled us through! In L.A., please go to bed! In Texas and Pittsburgh, why are you still up? Same goes for you S. America. Get some shut eye. In England, France,... (Read More)

I...uh. uh...

June 7th - via: kickstarter.com
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Kickstarter-backed Harbinger Down Promises 100% Practical Monster Action

June 7th - via: brutalashell.com
The plan is to do a good old school monster movie with nothing but practical FX – no CG whatsoever. (Read More)

a pep talk from lance

June 6th - via: kickstarter.com
NEW Prizes! Pledge $5,000 or more 0 backers Limited (3 of 3 left) A PRIVATE SCREENING OF MONSTER SQUAD WITH GILLMAN HIMSELF, TOM WOODRUFF JR.!- Bring a friend out to studioADI and watch Monster Squad with Tom. Hear unique perspectives and behind the... (Read More)

New Website! harbingerdown.com

June 5th - via: kickstarter.com
Attention Practical fans! We have a new place for you to coagulate, gesticulate and pontificate on all things Practical!  harbingerdown.com You've jolted the Monster with 50,000 volts! let's Colin Clive the crap outta this! "It's alive! Alive!"  (Read More)

Where the Rubber Meets The Long and Winding Road

June 3rd - via: kickstarter.com
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Recent Signed Book Giveaway - a few words from tom w.

May 31st - via: kickstarter.com
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Another Amazing HD Fan Video!

May 30th - via: kickstarter.com
Thank you Drew F. Alonso! We salute you!  (Read More)

NEW HD Thumbnail is up!

May 30th - via: kickstarter.com
Thank you Christopher Cooksey for your wonderful design!  (Read More)

Harbinger Down Behind the Scenes - Part Three

May 30th - via: kickstarter.com
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THE THING (2011) Director Backs HD!

May 26th - via: kickstarter.com
Our friend and director of the 2011 prequel to Carpenter's THE THING has just backed HARBINGER DOWN! I can't tell you all what a cool guy Matthijs van Heijningen is. He was a supporter when we worked together and he's a supporter on HD. I'd also like... (Read More)

Harbinger Down Teaser Behind the Scenes - Part Two

May 25th - via: kickstarter.com
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We're halfway there...

May 23rd - via: kickstarter.com
We're halfway there...that's what the calendar says. What the math says is a bit more grim. It says is, that despite our passionate belief in hand-crafted visual genre films, the world at large just doesn't care enough to make Harbinger Down a... (Read More)

New Add Ons and Prize Bundles! More coming...

May 23rd - via: kickstarter.com
We recently added the regular T-shirt and Limited Edition Blu-ray DVD as individual add ons per your request:  $30 or more- (ADD ON) T-SHIRT ONLY- For those of you who just want the (regular) $50 T-shirt showing ADI artwork on the front, here it is!... (Read More)

Got Questions? Let's Chat! (Now)

May 21st - via: kickstarter.com
1. Please join my Webinar.https://global.gotowebinar.com/register/153756763 2. You will be connected to audio using your computer's microphone and speakers (VoIP). A headset is recommended. Or, you may select "Use Telephone" after joining the... (Read More)

We're LIVE! Ask Us Anything! Reddit AMA

May 21st - via: kickstarter.com
http://www.reddit.com/r/movies/comments/1erqqb/hello_reddit_were_actor_lance_henriksen_and_vfx/  (Read More)

Reddit AMA, Tomorrow 10-11:30 AM!

May 20th - via: kickstarter.com
Hey guys! Exciting news: Reddit will be hosting an AMA with Lance, Tom and I tomorrow, 10:00-11:30 am PST, to promote Harbinger Down! It will be in the movies subreddit: http://www.reddit.com/search?q=movies For those of you not familiar with... (Read More)

Back from Big Bear!

May 20th - via: kickstarter.com
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New Prizes Coming Soon!

May 17th - via: kickstarter.com
You've asked for some individual prizes and they'll be going up soon. We're in Big Bear with Lance and Pat McClung at the So Cal Horro-Fi Film Fest. They're screening PUMPKINHEAD! Screening the HARBINGER DOWN pitch video, as well!  Full steam... (Read More)

Harbinger Down Teaser Behind the Scenes - Part One

May 17th - via: kickstarter.com
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a personal message from lance h.

May 13th - via: kickstarter.com
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Aliens trio launch kickstarter campaign for new movie

May 10th - via: moviehole.net
Alec Gillis and Tom Woodruff Jr. have launched a Kickstarter campaign for their film “Harbinger Down”. Sci-fi vet Lance Henriksen (“Millennium”, “Hannibal”, “Aliens”) is attached to star. “In the spirit of sci-fi/horror classics, Alien and The Thing, Harbinger Down is a tense, claustrophobic full-length creature film that will feature only practical Animatronic and Makeup Effects. If you’re a fan of the art of Animatronics and Makeup FX, you know that this technique is overlooked by the big studios. I’m hoping that you will help us change that by supporting this labor of love. I will write and direct and ADI co-founder Tom Woodruff, Jr. will produce. Our company, Amalgamated Dynamics, will create the kind of Oscar caliber Creature Effects for which we are known.” Gillis says. (Read More)

The FX Artists Behind 'Tremors' and 'Aliens' Are Making a CGI-Free Horror Movie and Need Your Help

May 10th - via: movies.com
"The creatures survived, but not without mutation." That's only part of the description for a new horror movie called Harbinger Down, but you can already picture a movie in your head. And if you're a fan of movies from the '70s, '80s and '90s, you no doubt picture it having some pretty badass physical creature effects in it. And were the movie made during that time, chances are Alec Gillis and Tom Woodruff Jr. would have brought those creatures to life (Read More)

Practical Makeup And FX Reigns In “Harbinger Down”

May 10th - via: famousmonsters.com
Alec Gillis, the man who’s worked his practical FX wizardry on the ALIEN franchise, STARSHIP TROOPERS, THE MONSTER SQUAD, TREMORS, DEATH BECOMES HER, COCOON, JUMANJI and the upcoming ENDER’S GAME, is putting together his own project. Let me introduce you to HARBINGER DOWN, a movie with ONLY practical animatronic and makeup effects, using ALIEN and John Carpenter’s THE THING as its inspiration. There also may be some stop-motion in honor of the late, great Ray Harryhausen. That’s not all: genre fave Lance Henriksen is committed to star in HARBINGER DOWN. (Read More)

FX veterans Studio ADI Kickstart all-practical creature feature, “HARBINGER DOWN”

May 10th - via: fangoria.com
Do you mourn the scarcity of practical FX? Do you clamor for prosthetics, stop motion and miniatures? Here’s your chance to help. Tom Woodruff, Jr and Alec Gillis of Studio ADI, some of the wizards behind beloved creatures in ALIENS, PREDATOR and TREMORS are hard at work crafting something new, something horrifying, something tangible. (Read More)

Get Killed in the Upcoming Harbinger Down

May 9th - via: rue-morgue.com
Alec Gillis and Tom Woodruff Jr., both from Studio Amalgamated Dynamics, just launched a Kickstarter campaign to finance an upcoming creature feature, Harbinger Down, which will be created in the old Sci-fi and horror animatronic tradition. “In the spirit of sci-fi/horror classics, Alien and Thing, Harbinger Down is a tense, claustrophobic full-length creature film that will feature only practical Animatronic and Makeup Effects,” announced Gillis in the press release, who will write and direct the film. (Read More)

HARBINGER DOWN: An All Practical FX Film Kickstarter Campaign by Alec Gillis/ADI

May 9th - via: stanwinstonschool.com
Sitting in a theatre on the Universal lot awaiting the dimming lights to signal our first viewing of the final cut of THE THING (2011) was an odd experience. We’d had a great time working on the film, made a lot of new friends. Considering that we only had been given 3 months to design and build all the Animatronic and Makeup Effects, we felt it was among our strongest work. And yet, somehow we knew not much of it would end up in the final film. (Read More)

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